Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What to Eat for Breakfast or Bowl of Spiritual Truth

Are you  discouraged?

Are you ready to give up?

Maybe it's time to 
FEED your Spirit
 a big bowl of Spiritual Truth
 (The word of the Living God: read the Bible)

Maybe it's time to 
EXERCISE your Spiritual being
with Mind Aerobics 
(speaking Gods truth out loud)

Hey! Maybe you need some Vitamin B! 

When facing challenges stop and look at 3 areas of your being:   
Physical, Mental, Spiritual

these  are ALL CONNECTED and interlaced

 Get Balanced! Get Healthy! 

What I find as a Registered Nurse is that  people fail at seeing the big picture.  They are usually very single focused.

If they have a physical ailment.... they run to the medicine cabinet or Doctors office

If they are over weight.... they seek out a "quick fix diet" or "diet pill"

If they are depressed or hopeless  .... again  run to  the medicine cabinet or Counselor

None of these choices are wrong.... just "incomplete"

All three of these examples scream out to me "unbalanced" is where you start when you have an issue to address

ALL diagnosis, ailments, injuries.... 
 can and should  be treated with a "balanced" approach

Our culture today is rich in "quick fix" ideas for problems that usually 
only address the Physical and Mental aspect of life.

I can not stress enough


it's time 

If you have been seeking an answer and keep coming up empty every time you try something, think about this spiritual story:

A Parable 
He said,“Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” (fish) When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. John 21:6

The disciples were SO discouraged because they were unsuccessful in finding fish.... they were tired, hungry and "broke".  

They needed  to deal with their situation "spiritually" 
Turning to Jesus and listening  and trusting what he said, his word.

OUR Greatest Mistake is when we listen to the world that encourages people   act like they are a God.
(Eve, in the Garden of Eden was deceived by the Devil to believe she didn't need God but could be her own God)

.... when you fail or have fallen

.... when life has kicked you in the gut

.... when you feel betrayed, robbed

.... when you feel alone and helpless or hopeless

  FEED            your Spirit a big bowl of Spiritual Truth

 EXERCISE     your Spiritual being in Mind Aerobics

That my friends and family is my blog for the morning

I pray you become more consumed with Feeding your Spirit and Exercising your Faith than...... focusing on "what to eat for breakfast!

Salute to your Health and Wellness !

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eating Pretzel M&M's...Yummy

When it comes to weight loss the issue is ......

                 YOU can NOT SEE IMMEDIATE RESULTS OF YOUR  Choice !

So, when you stuff your face with chocolate covered Pretzel M&M's and eat a whole bag of Mindt Milano Cookies..... saying "It's ok.....   I'm just going to treat myself this weekend"

                    Who will you scream at when you step on the scale on Monday Morning?  

 self-indulgence and self-gratification is an ugly thing

 I've always wondered why it's such a tremendous struggle to lose weight
I'm perplexed why having the  knowledge of how to lose weight isn't enough
I'm baffled why it's a daily struggle when we know what to do  and we do not do it

Matthew 26:40-42

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: 
the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

This picture is "my" reminder that when I face a situation, choice, challenge
my  immediate action  WILL RESULT in a consequence
It also reminds me that the "Guide" who instructs me when, if  and how to paddle
needs to be the LORD

Jesus  is  my Guide  (I just forget to listen to him sometimes)

I truly, truly truly believe it's because we are NOT balanced
We fail to address   our SPIRITUAL BEING 

We feed the flesh (treat ourself... indulge ourself.... gratify ourself)

This is part of our Nature.... to satisfy our flesh

I found this picture

 How Perfect..... it's all about how we Think

Hummmm, let me "think" about that

So, if my thoughts were bathed in the word of God (TRUTH) 
then my Actions would reflect my Thoughts
 and turn into HABITS 
which then define my Character 
that leads to my Destiny!

Hummmm,  I think I like that 

Healthy choices, Healthy habits!!!

Then in order to become sucessful at "losing weight" 

I need to SUBMERSE myself in Truthful thinking

Dog gone it... that's what I've been saying in my blogs for 2 years now. 

Weight Loss Failure is because 
we lack FEEDING the SPIRITUAL Being Truth 

Matthew 26:40-42

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: 
the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

"Long term"  Weight Loss Success is when we change our thoughts about "food and exercise"

acknowledging the truth that our flesh is weak
we NEED to draw our strength from God's Truth

The end result of our thoughts 

is  success or failure

the scripture verse that states "watch and pray" is to See temptation of self gratification as a sin (eating a bag of Pretzel M&M's)  and Praying is nothing less than our thinking spiritually with thoughts centered in truth .....

HUMMMMM,  that's a thought! I need to think more about this

Ciao and Salute to YOUR health and wellness